Universe - Notes on Version 0.11.2
Release Date: 30 Apr 1999
- Bug #62 fixed.
- Tool tips added to button bar
- Bug #69 fixed.
- Bug #70 fixed.
Windows 95/98/NT Users
Windows users have two options to run Universe, running the Native
Win32 executable or running the Java jar file.
Native Win32 Executable
Follow these easy steps:
- Download the Universe32 executable installation file (8MB).
- Run the executable installation filefile.
- Run Universe from your start menu.
Java jar file
JDK 1.2 has been released by Sun. If you wish to run Universe, I
recommend installing JDK 1.2. Then running Universe is a breeze.
Follow these steps:
- Download JDK 1.2 from Sun
Microsystems. (20+ MB - sorry)
- Install JDK (run the .exe you download.)
- Reboot your machine
- Download the latest Universe.0.11.2.jar file and UniverseData.jar file. Both must be in the same directory.
- From a DOS prompt, type in: java -cp C:\Universe.0.11.2.jar
Universe (or use the directory you placed your jar files)
Note that sometimes your download program will rename this file
to Universe_0_11_2.jar. Use the appropriate name in your command
- Make a shortcut for the above command line!
Non Windows Users
You need to install the ability to run Java Applications on your
computer. Some operating system have this ability built in (OS/2,
MacOS, Unix(some)), but some do not (Win95, Win98, WinNT, Unix(some)).
Available for free is the Java Development Kit (JDK) from Sun
Microsystems (at http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.1)
for operating systems that don't have the ability to run Java
Applications (this includes Windows 95.) Follow the directions from
Sun carefully. Note that your web browser does not have the ability
to run Java Applications.
If you are not using JDK 1.2, then you also need to install the Java
Foundation Classes (JFC). JFC is available from Sun Microsystems at
1.1 with Swing 1.1 is required.
In addition to Java, you need the jar executable file and jar data
file. The jar files can be placed anywhere on your computer, but both
should be in the same directory.
After the jar file is downloaded, to run Universe you must type in the
following command at a prompt (make sure you are in the directory
where the jar file is located):
jre -cp Universe.0.11.2.jar Universe
Note that the "U" on Universe must be upper case.
If you have the JDK (instead of the JRE), the following command should work:
java -classpath %CLASSPATH%;Universe.jar Universe
If you are on a Unix system, use the proper variable substitution and
replace the ";" with a ":" ($CLASSPATH:Universe.jar).
If you wish to create the Galaxy using the Gliese Star Catalog data,
you must first download the GlieseCatalog.jar file. Put this file
the same place you put the Universe.jar file.
The program will automatically detect this file, if it is located in
the same place as the Universe.jar file.
Please feel free to contact me if
you have problems with installation or running of the Universe Gaming
Created: 30 Apr 1999
Updated: 30 Apr 1999
© 1999 Universe Dev Team